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tsp17 last won the day on May 31

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  1. Right on man. That's a great artifact.
  2. Welcome Jim! You'll find a lot of good folks here. Congratulations on your new Heritage. (sorry to hear about your LP catastrophe, but glad you are here now). What did you get?
  3. Thanks very much. I have not gigged with it or had the volume past 6 yet at home, so I don't know how loud it will get maxed out to the edge of clean or beyond. In my "studio" (man cave dominated by guitars/amps, piano etc.) with volume at 6 I need to back off the guitar volume control to keep in from being too loud for comfort, even with the room's doors open to the outside. So it is plenty loud. Probably similar to a Deluxe Reverb or maybe louder and stays very musical. Best low wattage small format amp I've ever had. Been looking for something like this for a long time. Princetons, Deluxe Reverbs, Carr, JazzKat, Mesa, .....I've been through a lot of them and this one has the best, fullest, warm cleans and is a highly portable package/weight in a Princeton sized cabinet. Really a quality piece of work. I thought I might try 6L6s in it to get a bigger sound and more headroom, but now that I've had it a few days, there is no need. I've always heard amps described as having a 3D quality, but I've never heard a small format/low watt amp create that image quite like this one. It is so good that I am considering selling my Mesa Boogie Express 5:50 Plus head and 2x12 Earcandy cab (a fantastic sounding set up) to create more space in my studio.
  4. it definitely lives up to expectations. Highly portable tube amp with very warm and surprisingly big cleans for its size, and runs very quiet. Plenty of amp for the small/medium venues that I play. It is voiced specifically for jazz and it shows. A little on the dark/warm side, but that's what I like, not just for jazz (my main thing) but also rock and fusion. The original owner added that little tilt back device. It is spring loaded so when you lift the amp it snaps closed like a mouse trap (almost learned that the hard way). I have a speaker wedge that I currently use for gigs, but that will come out of my bag now. One less thing to lug. Came with a nice custom cover, but I might spring for a Studio Slip clamshell for extra protection. Very happy with this acquisition.
  5. My new (to me) H550 needed a running mate. Nothing like a new gigging tandem to motivate your playing. Been woodshedding again. Feels good. They are a great match. Amp is light enough and small but sounds big. Plenty of headroom (6v6) with this speaker (WGS G12C/S Ceramic) and beefy transformer. Kind of like an upgraded Deluxe Reverb without the trem circuit and in a smaller all solid pine cab. They make a fine looking couple, don't you think? Here are the specs: Specifications: Circuitry: Black Face AA1164 Power Handling: 20 Watts into 8 Ohms Inputs: One channel; 2 Inputs Auxiliary Inputs: Bias Points RCA Footswitch Jack Extension Speaker Jack External Speaker Jack Controls: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass. Reverb, Dwell, Presence Hardware: Cabinet Material: Solid Pine Cabinet w/ Birch Plywood Baffle & upper and lower back panel Pilot Light Jewel: Blue (other colors available) Knobs: Chicken Head or Barrel Head Handle: Leather Handle Effects: Tube Driven Spring Reverb Speakers: *WGS G12C/S 12” Ceramic *optional speakers available Tubes: Rectifier: 5AR4 Rectifier Tube Power Tubes: (2) 6V6 -or- (2) 6L6 Preamp Tubes: (3) 12AX7, (1) 12AT7
  6. I just scored a Vintage Sound Jazz 20. Spot on for what I was looking for.
  7. likewise here. plus- after playing 12s for a while, those 10s feel soft as melting butter and you can smoke 'em.
  8. there are some sweet ones on reverb right now and not selling. prices coming down. highly recommended. now that I have one, I wish I had done it years ago.
  9. Right on! I've always wanted one, or the Cluster. Well done!
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